Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

Recipe from Diabetic Living
Vegetarian Black Bean Soup
1 1/3 cups
10 mins
by 5.0 2  people
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  • 10 ounces dry black beans (1-1/2 cups), rinsed and drained
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 1 fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and chopped*
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 cups no-salt-added vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro or cilantro sprigs
  • Lime slices or wedges
  • Light sour cream (optional)
In a large pot combine beans and the 8 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans.
In a 4-quart slow cooker combine drained beans, onion, jalapeno, garlic, broth, cumin, chili powder, and salt.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4-1/2 to 5 hours. Use a potato masher to coarsely mash the beans. Top each serving with cilantro and serve with lime slices or wedges for squeezing. If desired, top each serving with sour cream.


  • *Test Kitchen Tip:

    Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.


  • For easy cleanup:

    Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 204, Fat, total (g) 1, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, carb. (g) 37, Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 10, sugar (g) 4, pro. (g) 11, vit. A (IU) 826.03, vit. C (mg) 12.99, Thiamin (mg) 0.45, Riboflavin (mg) 0.12, Niacin (mg) 1.19, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.25, Folate (g) 225.78, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 367, Potassium (mg) 937, calcium (mg) 131.26, iron (mg) 3.42, Starch () 2.5, Lean Meat () 0.5, Carb Choice () 2.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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